US silk trader Jim Thompson vanished in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands in 1967, in a mystery that still captures the imagination.
Astounding puppets, spicy tucker and super polite locals are just some of this city's assets.
Turn a potentially daunting city tour of chaotic Saigon into a fun fling with motoring nostalgia.
If you find club lounges underwhelming, head to the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur and relax, snack or do business in amazing surrounds.
These room are like no ordinary lodging, with circadian lighting technology, a wellness wall and an in-room yoga station.
A whole archipelago of 51 humped islands, only one of which caters to mass tourism.
For some travellers, especially those who’ve never been, an Asian holiday can be daunting. Brian Johnston has some great suggestions for taking the hassle out of this magnificent continent.
Skip Kuta and you can still find the old Bali. Or why not explore some of the islands that surround it?